What's Going On
Potluck dinner, charity event slated
Keller Williams Realty will hold a potluck dinner and charity event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 23 at 4955 N. Bailey Avenue, Amherst. There will be Tupperware, Mary Kay, jewelry, chocolates and more. All vendors will donate a portion of their sales to charity. They will also be accepting donations of winter hats and gloves for the Niagara Falls City Mission. For more information, call 832-3300.
Thanksgiving service slated for Tuesday
The clergy in the Eggertsville Snyder area will hold a community-wide Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St. Everyone is asked to bring canned goods for the food pantry at the University Presbyterian Church. All monetary offerings will also be given to the pantry.
Legislator Rath holds outreach meeting
Erie County Legislator Ed Rath will hold outreach hours from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Amherst Senior Center, 370 JJ Audubon Parkway. Rath is also available to meet with residents by appointment. For information, call 633-0617 or email Edward.email@example.com.
Good Shepherd plans Thanksgiving service
A Thanksgiving service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2669 Sheridan Drive between Parker Boulevard and Parkhurst, Tonawanda.
Eastern Hills Mall site of blood drives
Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold three blood drives at Eastern Hills Mall this week. Blood drives will occur from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27; and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29. The mall is located at 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. For information, visit www.unyts.org.
Williamsville Rotary meets Monday evenings
The Rotary Club of Williamsville meets at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Le Metro in the Tony Walker Plaza, 5110 Main St. near the Interstate 290. For information, e-mail Paul Banas at pbanas@banasmort gage.com.
UNYTS collecting blood on UB campus
UNYTS will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Office of Student Life in the Student Union on the University at Buffalo North Campus.
Author Jake Ehrenreich featured at UB
Jake Ehrenreich will present “A Jew Grows in Brooklyn: The Curious Reflections of a First-Generation American” as part of the JCC Book Fair. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the UB Student Union Theater, UB North Campus. The program is free of charge. For information, visit www.jccbookfair.com or call 688-4114 ext. 337.
Shanor Electric hosts UNYTS blood drive
UNYTS will hold a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Shanor Electric, 3035 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst.
Williamsville Art Society sale and show closes
The Williamsville Art Society’s holiday show and art sale will be up through Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Village Center Gallery, 5500 Main St., Williamsville. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Holiday bazaar and lunch set at Salvatore’s
Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a holiday bazaar and luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. For information, call 652-9613 or 652-0375.
Amherst Male Glee Club seeks singers
The Amherst Male Glee Club is recruiting new members. For information and details, call 875-2958.
Poinsettia sale benefits cystic fibrosis
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is holding a poinsettia sale sponsored by Lockwood Greenhouses. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The flower sizes and prices are as follows: 4 1/2" for $5, 6 1/2" for $10, 8" (3 plants) for $20 and 10" (4 plants) for $25. For more information, contact the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 204-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scooter Club forming in Northtowns
The Niagara River Scooter Club is seeking new members. The group meets at 7 p.m. Sundays at the Tim Hortons located at 2760 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. For more information, e-mail Beth at email@example.com.
Parachute Group sets weekly meeting
The Parachute Group, for people in career transition, meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road. For more information, call 276-1117.
Pantera Ski Club accepting students
Pantera Ski Club will have ski/snowboard Friday nights for Williamsville high school students beginning Dec. 17 at Holiday Valley Resort. The club includes transportation (coach buses), a one-hour lesson and lift pass. Buses will leave Williamsville East at 4 p.m. on Fridays. Rentals and discounted season passes are available. For information, call 639-1151 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scottish Country Dance classes available
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Buffalo will offer dance classes , including a beginner’s class, from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. The first two classes are free. The rest are $6 per class. Call 930-0750, or visit http:// www. rscdsbuffalo. com.
Submissions for book sought by Dec. 1
Submissions for a second edition of “The Empty Chair: Love and Loss in the Wake of Flight 3407,” co-edited by Gunilla Theander Kester and Gary Earl Ross, are now being accepted. Anyone who wishes to include material — such as letters, poems, prayers, photos, stories, journal entries and memoirs — may send them to the editors at Gunilla@ thekesters.net with “3407 Anthology” in the subject heading. Submissions are requested by Dec. 1.
Hebrew group meets every Wednesday
Hadassah’s Hebrew conversation group, Ksat Ivrit, is offered at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Amherst Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road. Call 688-4114 for more information.
Amherst East Rotary meets at Westwood
The Rotary Club of Amherst East meets weekly from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Call 689-8886 for information.
Amherst South Rotary meets weekly
The Rotary Club of Amherst South meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sonoma Grille, 5010 Main St. near Interstate 290, Snyder. Call 632-4603.
Weinberg Campus offers educational workshops
Weinberg Campus will provide free educational workshops for community groups, faith organizations and businesses. Topics include Exploring Senior Living Options, Hospitalization and the Dementia Client, and Senior Living - Assessing the Need. For information, call 639-3311, ext. 2233.
Amherst Youth Work$ does chores for seniors
The Amherst Youth Work$ program employs people 12 to 19 years of age to help with chores for seniors 55 and older. Call 631-7217 to learn about working or using the service.
Celebrate Snyder seeks new members
Celebrate Snyder is seeking members to help promote the area. Contact Michael Vallone at 479-6101.
Lions Club loan closet needs donations
The Amherst Lions Club seeks donations for its loan closet. The club loans equipment such as wheelchairs, canes and walkers to the community. The equipment can be kept as long as needed. Contact Ken Moses at 634-1212, ext. 211.
Ideal weight-loss classes offered
Ida Shapiro who has 44 years of experience in weight-loss programming, will hold weight-loss classes at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. Gregory the Great School, 250 St. Gregory Court. Classes also will be held at 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle, Tonawanda. Call 636-3698.
Boy Scout Pack accepting members
Anyone interested in joining Pack 431 of the Greater Niagara Region of the Boy Scouts of America should contact Ken Knox at 832-1917.
AMC Movie Theatre to host worship
The AMC Movie Theatre welcomes the North Gate Christian Community every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for community and worship. The theatre is located at 4276 Maple Road. Visit www.northgatebuffalo. com.